Looks cool eh? This one could be done in less then 5 minutes if you know what you're doing. This technique offers IMMENSE possibilities for creating a whole variety of realistic looking planetary objects as well as apply shading and light to other spherical shapes.
The core of this technique is a planned progression of using "Noise" type gradient (on a circle shape) set to only generate black and white linear lines (although not always necessary). You then take the shape, create a smart object out of it and then repeat this step once more. This should be done so that we can quickly isolate the object so that the Spherize filter is applied to the circle only, as opposed to the whole canvas.
I am super bad at explaining stuff, so I advise you to check out the included PSD and reverse engineer the effect! Also REBOUND this shot when you have something interesting to share. :) I will be glad to see how others would use this technique.
If you have any questions please go ahead and ask!
about 1 year ago
This is great!
I'm wondering, in terms of the raster images that are there are those just images from google etc or are they rasterized vector/photoshop effects?
@Eli Schiff : I am not sure if I get your question BUT I will try to answer it anyway... There are no images, textures or patterns in this technique... everything is made in photoshop. There are "smart objects" inside other "smart objects" so if you want to see what's happening under the hood just double click on the smart object then double click again to see the combination of smart filters / blending options that creates the illusion of atmosphere :)
Ah I see! I always mix up rasters with smart objects silly me! Thanks :)
Spherize is awesome!
@Eli Schiff Indeed it is! :D It has a lot of undiscovered potential IMO. The thing is that if you have say an 1000px / 1000px canvas and you draw a circle, apply effects and then spherize it, Photoshop will apply the filter on the whole 1000x1000 canvas... this is why you 'nest' the smart objects... :/ Kinda' weird like that but hey... as long as it works :)
Duuude! This looks awesome! Thanks for sharing your technique :D
Thanks @Taptanium ! Glad you found it useful! :)
keyboard shortcuts: ← previous shot → next shot L or F like
Show and tell for designers
What are you working on? Dribbble is a community of designers sharing screenshots of their work, process, and projects.
Copyright © 2009–2013 Dribbble LLC. All screenshots © their respective owners. Shipped from Salem, Mass. USA.
Follow Dribbble on Twitter